New Delhi, Feb 5 (PTI) Mercury continued its upwardtrend in most parts of the northern region today providingrelief to the people from cold conditions.
Delhiites experienced the season''s warmest day withthe maximum going up to 29.8 deg C, one degree higher thanyesterday''s. The minimum was recorded at 11.1 deg C, which wasthree degrees higher than the normal.
People in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh gotrespite with temperatures remaining three to 12 degrees abovenormal.
Capital Shimla recorded a minimum of 9.1 deg C, eightdegrees above normal, while Nahan and Palampur recorded 12.9deg C and 12.5 deg C, respectively.
In mid and lower hills, the night temperature rose bythree to five degrees with Mandi, Bhuntar, Una and Sundernagarrecorded 9.8 deg C, 9.2 deg C, 8.4 deg C and 8.2 deg C,respectively.
The minimum rose significantly in tribal areas alsowith Kalpa and Keylong in Kinnaur-Lahaul and Spiti districtsrecording 2 deg C and minus 6.2 deg C, four degrees abovenormal.
The capital was also warmer during the day with themaximum temperature at 21.0 deg C, 11.8 degrees above normalwhile Solan, Mandi and Sundernagar recorded a high of 25.5 degC, 24.8 deg C and 24.5 deg C, respectively.
In Una, both Bhuntar and Nahan recorded 22.5 deg C.
In tribal areas, Udaipur and Lahaul received anotherspell of mild snowfall while Saloni, Manali and Nurpurwitnessed mild rains.
Despite thick fog in morning hours at Ambala, Karnal,Rohtak, Ludhiana and Patiala, Punjab and Haryana also saw theminimum hovering between one to five deg C above normal inmost parts of the region.
Patiala settled at a low of 7.9 deg C, which was onenotch above normal. While Hisar had a low of 8.4 deg C, onenotch above normal, the minimum at Narnaul was 9 deg C, threenotches above normal.
The minimum in Ludhiana was 9.4 deg C, which was twonotches above normal. Amritsar recorded a low of 10.4 deg C,five notches above normal, while the minimum in Chandigarh was11.5 deg C, four notches above normal.
While Gurgaon settled at a low of 12 deg C, fivenotches above normal, the minimum in Bhiwani was 13.2 deg C.
With the movement of a Western disturbance, minimumtemperatures continued to rise in parts of Rajasthan.
While Dabok and Chittorgarh recorded a low of 9.4 degC and 10.2 deg C, Sriganganagar and Jaipur recorded a minimumof 11.8 deg C and 12.1 deg C.
Jodhpur recorded a minimum of 12.3 deg C while Churuand Barmer recorded a low of 12.5 deg C and 13.4 deg C,respectively.